What will my first session be like?
It is normal to be nervous when you see any new practitioner. Don't be afraid to let me know that this is your first energy work session--I can walk you through every step that I will take. Also, to help yourself best prepare, zip over to my blog post on How to Get the Most Out of Your Session
Do you help treat terminal or chronic illness?
Energetic therapies support the physical bodies by supporting the mind, the subtle energy body and the spirit. It can be very beneficial and comforting for those going to transition *and those supporting loved ones who are transitioning) to receive energy work-though if you have any concerns, I encourage you to contact your physician.
You use the term "spiritual" a lot--is energy work religious?
Reiki is based on the idea that there is universal life-force energy that surrounds and connects us all--and most vibrational therapies work in tandem with the belief that we can support our physical bodies by treating the energy that surrounds us and connects us to Source. You may call this interconnectedness God, Goddess, Guides, Archangels, or any other name (and I will support you), but the work we do in my practice is nondenominational and not tied to any structured worship practices--so, therefore, not religious.
What are your qualifications?
You are right to be curious about the background of someone who is treating you. I am dedicated to consistent professional development and improvement, but in a nutshell here are my certifications:
Usui Reiki Master/Teacher level (making me qualified to practice, teach and attune others to Usui Reiki)
Karuna Ki Reiki, practitioner level
Animal Reiki, practitioner level
Crystal Reiki, Master/Teacher level
Certified Crystal Healer as a graduate of Hibiscus Moon Crystal Academy. In addition, I have well over 300 hours of additional structured professional development in Crystal Healing, Chakra health, and Advanced Crystal Healing.
I am a certified Meditation Coach with a personal meditation practice years in the making, and a decade-long background in meditating with at-risk youth, young children and adults.
Certified Mindfulness Practitioner
I have a Bachelor degree in Art Ed, so any arts-integrated spiritual work also draws on that tradition
Of course--if you have any other specific questions, I encourage you to ask (I love talking about this stuff!)